Stories tagged with: ODOT

March 26, 2013 - 3:28pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation today released preliminary results from a safety study about Maple Avenue in Zanesville.

O-DOT says the three year study shows that the concrete medians installed in 2009 between Military Road and Country Club Drive have lead to a 47% decrease in crashes.

Captain Tony Coury of Zanesville Police Department said, "ODOT said they wanted to put a center median was because we had so many crashes involved with vehicles that were turning,...

February 22, 2013 - 4:06am
2 years 50 weeks ago

Ohio Department of Transportation crews are already out on our roadways trying to take care of the latest round of winter weather in our area.

Friday morning in Muskingum County 20 crews are out trying to clear roadways. Those numbers are similar in Perry, Guernsey and Coshocton Counties.

According to Buckeyetraffic.org, moderate snow and ice is being reported on the roadways, so make sure to take it slow.

February 4, 2013 - 8:46pm
3 years 2 days ago

After such a mild season last winter, the City of Zanesville had an overage of salt and struggled with where to store this excess.

The city is required to buy 80% of the total bid amount that the city placed with the Ohio Department of Transportation the year before. Prices vary from year to year because they are dependent on the weather of the winter prior, therefore, due to the quiet winter last year, the reflective price was lower. 

Mike Sims, Zanesville Public...

February 4, 2013 - 2:16pm
3 years 2 days ago

Muskingum County can breath a sigh of relief when it comes to funding a local bridge project.

The county first believed that they would have to pay over $900,000 out of pocket to replace the Grant Cliff Bridge.

In a meeting Monday, with the Ohio Department of Transportation an agreement was reached where the county will pay up to $600,000 for the project.

"Any change orders, utility problems, any of that ODOT is going to take care of those issues," explained...

December 28, 2012 - 5:06pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Another storm is heading our way and ODOT trucks are ready to hit the roads.

Crews are all set to hit the highways and will stay out until the storm passes. Sixteen trucks will be out to handle whatever this storm will bring our way.

"We'll wind up pre-treating some of our bad spots, go ahead and hit some interstates and bridges, it gives us a little leg up on an event, before we leave here today we'll pre-load our trucks with brine, with salt they're all fueled up and we'll...

December 20, 2012 - 6:43pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

It looks like we are going to get our first real taste of winter and the Ohio Department of Transportation says it's ready to go.

ODOT Muskingum County manager Phil Valentine says the crews are ready to go. The salt bins are full and the plows are on standby. 

"We're going to be using a salt and a salt brine mix with it we would have done a little bit of pre-treating but with the rain it's pretty much going to wash that away. We're worried about the temperatures...

May 15, 2012 - 4:47am
3 years 38 weeks ago

Motorists should be aware of intermittent lane and ramp closures taking place on Interstate 70 in downtown Zanesville, Tuesday.

The closures are due to the bridge inspection to the Muskingum River Bridge. The following areas will be affected:

6th Street to I-70 on ramp

I-70 West off ramp to Maple Avenue

Maple Avenue to I-70 East on ramp

Commissioner Street to I-70 East on ramp

May 15, 2012 - 3:32am
3 years 38 weeks ago

A portion of interstate 70 is shut down in Guernsey County following an accident.

The State Highway Patrol says the right lane of interstate 70 West just off interstate 77 is closed as crews work to clean up the scene.

Troopers say at 1:51 Tuesday morning semi truck driver Peter Evan Kobylarz went off the road and struck a tree. Patrol believes the crash was due to severe fog in the area.

Kobylarz was taken to Southeastern Ohio Medical Center for evaluation.

The...

May 8, 2012 - 10:40am
3 years 39 weeks ago

State troopers said three tractor trailers crashed and significantly damaged a highway bridge in Guernsey County, blocking westbound traffic near the intersection of two busy interstates.

The collision happened around 11p.m. Monday night on Interstate 70 near Cambridge, just west of where the high links to I-77. Trooper Kyle Shirer said that the crash occurred when one driver hit his brakes, lost control of his truck and jack knifed, blocking the bridge and creating significant damage...

February 10, 2012 - 4:38pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area, and that means the Ohio Department of Transportation has already been working to get ready for the snow that coming our way.

Muskingum County ODOT Manager Ray Dailey said with any winter storm, timing is everything.

"We have a little bit of salt residue left over from the previous storm, so it will basically be trying to time it out so that our trucks will be out there either right before or as...

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